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The fragmentation of biopharmaceutical innovation

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Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 19, 17-18 (2020)



The authors thank A. Halczuk for help with some of the analyses.

Updates & Corrections

  • Update 29 April 2019: The article has been updated to include a reference to a previous study on fragmentation in the biopharmaceutical industry by Goldsmith and Varela (Drug Discov. Today 22, 433–439; 2017).

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Competing Interests

All authors of this article are employees of McKinsey & Company, a management consultancy that works with the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies on innovation issues. The analysis in this study was funded by McKinsey's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products practice and undertaken independently of any other organizations.


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